Hood won’t appeal HB1523 injunction, but Bryant will

July 15, 2016 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general said Wednesday that he won’t join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a state law on religious […]

Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage

July 1, 2016 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling […]

Judge blocks part of Mississippi’s religious objections law

June 28, 2016 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District […]

Attorneys clash over possible impact of Mississippi LGBT law

June 27, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Attorneys trying to block a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage argued Friday that it unconstitutionally establishes state-preferred beliefs and treats lesbian, gay, […]

Mississippi LGBT law withstands 1 challenge; 3 others await

June 22, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has declined to block a Mississippi gay marriage law in one challenge filed against it. But it’s still possible he will block the […]

Mississippi attorneys: LGBT law protects religious rights

June 21, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State attorneys say a new Mississippi law that will let clerks recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a reasonable accommodation for people […]

Federal judge to hear arguments Monday over Mississippi LGBT law

June 17, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over challenges to a Mississippi law that could restrict access to same-sex marriage. House Bill 1523 will become […]

95 Mississippi authors call for repeal of anti-LGBT law

April 13, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A former U.S. poet laureate, winners of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, and best-selling authors including John Grisham are among 95 Mississippi authors urging […]